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Park Agency chairman Curt Stiles
Park Agency chairman Curt Stiles

Park Agency, local government leaders trade accusations

A new firestorm has erupted between the Adirondack Park Agency and some local government leaders in the North Country.

The Park's Local Government Review Board issued a report last week, claiming that the APA is "under the influence and in need of detoxification."

Park Agency chairman Curt Stiles responded with a letter questioning the Review Board's honesty and its legitimacy. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article
Stephen Maselli located his Old Adirondack furniture company in the industrial park in Willsboro (File photo)
Stephen Maselli located his Old Adirondack furniture company in the industrial park in Willsboro (File photo)

Even free of APA regulations, Adirondack business sparks struggle

Critics of the Adirondack Park Agency have long claimed that its zoning rules and regulations stifle economic activity.

But over the years, the APA has approved eight shovel-ready business parks for light industry and manufacturing.

Businesses who choose to locate in these industrial parks - which stretch from Tupper Lake to Moriah - face little or no APA oversight.

Still, most remain empty or nearly empty.

As Jon Alexander reports, the real problem may be the lack of infrastructure and convenient access in remote rural towns.  Go to full article
Republican leaders Brian Kolb and Janet Duprey try to mobilize voters convinced that Albany and New York state are broken (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Republican leaders Brian Kolb and Janet Duprey try to mobilize voters convinced that Albany and New York state are broken (Photos: Brian Mann)

Does New York state need a constitutional convention?

Republican leaders in New York's Assembly say it's time to hold a new constitutional convention to clean up the mess in Albany. They want people's delegates, not politicians, to ask big questions about the structure of state government. Should there be two legislative bodies or just one? Should there be a cap on state spending? Backers of the idea held two public meetings in the North Country yesterday, one near Queensbury and the other in Plattsburgh. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

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